Gerrit Vyn Photography –

Gerrit Vyn is a conservation and wildlife photographer and cinematographer dedicated to telling the stories of endangered animals and habitats. He is a producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers

Asian Poaching and Subsistence

Fishing net strung across mudflats to catch birds at night. These opportunistic hunters were on a small island adjacent to Nan Thar. They were not regular hunters but were fishermen who occasionally hunt birds when fishing is poor. They captured several migratory shorebirds including Common Redshank, Terek Sandpiper, Eurasian Curlew, and godwits. Rakhine State, Myanmar. January.
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62. Subsistence shorebird hunting-Vyn-120126-0535.tif

Fishing net strung across mudflats to catch birds at night. These opportunistic hunters were on a small island adjacent to Nan Thar. They were not regular hunters but were fishermen who occasionally hunt birds when fishing is poor. They captured several migratory shorebirds including Common Redshank, Terek Sandpiper, Eurasian Curlew, and godwits. Rakhine State, Myanmar. January.

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